Articles posted in November, 2003

Panther’s Finder: Dragging metal windows

Sunday, November 30th, 2003 • 10:55 pm

Another example of Panther’s “rough edges”… One of the benefits of brushed-metal windows as opposed to regular windows is that they provide more areas where you can click-and-drag with your mouse pointer in order to move the window around. One of the issues with this is what happens when you click in the toolbar area, […]

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EPL: Day 14 (Arsenal 0 – Fulham 0 and Chelsea 1 – Manchester United 0)

Sunday, November 30th, 2003 • 4:19 am

Mixed emotions today at the top of the English Premier League… First, a so-called London derby at Highbury with Arsenal on a high after their demolition of Inter Milan in Italy in mid-week in the Champions’ League. Fulham has often been a fun team to watch, especially this year. So it was hard to wish […]

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InDesign CS and indexed RTF files: a powerful (if unstable) combination

Friday, November 28th, 2003 • 7:39 am

A couple of days ago, I was visited by someone who needed help putting together a book on the genealogy of Acadian families. He was personally a Mac user and was in charge of putting the book together, but needed help on how to actually do it in a way that didn’t require an enormous […]

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More on favicons

Thursday, November 27th, 2003 • 11:22 pm

Just so you know, I’ve been experimenting with favicons a bit more, and have now created what I believe is a version of my favicon for Betalogue that has a transparent background and should include two sizes: 16×16 and 32×32 pixels. Right now, when I check my site with Camino and Safari, they are still […]

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G5 Noise

Thursday, November 27th, 2003 • 8:49 am

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that I was (and still am, to a certain extent) a victim of the G4 (MDD) noise fiasco. After that fiasco, the petition, and the subsequent PSU replacement program offered by Apple, it appeared safe to assume that Apple had learned their lesson and […]

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Panther: The little touches

Thursday, November 27th, 2003 • 7:52 am

It also the little touches that you discover over time that make you appreciate a Mac OS X update more… For example, in Panther, if you use iChat and make yourself “Away” rather than “Available” before leaving your computer, and then your computer goes to sleep, when you come back and wake up the computer, […]

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DVD nonsense

Thursday, November 27th, 2003 • 5:43 am

Go to Search for “Solaris” in the DVD section. Look at the list of results. Today, I am only interested in the new version of Solaris by Steven Soderbergh. There are no fewer than three different versions of the same thing: a widescreen version a full-screen version a widescreen English/French version for Quebec This […]

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Panther’s Mail: unable to remove some attachments

Thursday, November 27th, 2003 • 5:22 am

I appreciate the new functionality in Mail 1.3 when it comes to handling attachments. However, I keep encountering certain email messages where the “Remove Attachments” command simply doesn’t work. If I get one of the problematic emails with an attachment and choose the “Remove Attachments” command (in the “Message” menu), the email is temporarily removed […]

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Umlauts in The New Yorker

Thursday, November 27th, 2003 • 2:37 am

I’ve just noticed something that I had never seen in print in English before. In the The New Yorker, the umlaut (¨) is used as a diacritic to mark the distinction between a succession of two identical vowels that’s pronounced as a single sound (say, “oo” in “zoo”) and a succession of two identical vowels […]

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John Gruber on ejecting volumes in Panther’s Finder

Wednesday, November 26th, 2003 • 12:11 am

John Gruber at Daring Fireball is, as usual, right on in his description of the weird behaviour of the Eject buttons in the sidebar in Finder windows. While his focus is on click-through, he does echo some of the things I said earlier about the inappropriate behaviour of the Eject buttons. It is sometimes really […]

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Champions’ League: Inter Milan 1 – Arsenal 5

Tuesday, November 25th, 2003 • 12:36 pm

Un-be-li-ev-ab-le. To all the “Euroskeptics” out there: Eat that! This is one for the history books. A victory. In Italy. Against a team with tons of European experience. Against 40,000 Italian supporters. With a depleted side (no Vieira, no Keown, no Lauren, no Wiltord). When they are bottom of their group. When pretty much everyone […]

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Adobe CS installation: Talk about user-hostile

Tuesday, November 25th, 2003 • 7:44 am

I was going to give good marks to Adobe for having provided a fairly easy to install package of software titles with its “Adobe Creative Suite”. But then the installer recommended that I quit all applications first before installing the software. I can understand having to quit existing Adobe applications if they are running, but […]

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Cleaning up “Betalogue”

Tuesday, November 25th, 2003 • 2:21 am

Since I moved from my Radio UserLand blog system to pMachine back in July 2003, I have had a backlog of things that need to be done to clean up the entire blog archive. Here’s a short update. At this point, all my Radio blog entries have been added to the pMachine database. This means […]

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Using a favicon with Safari

Monday, November 24th, 2003 • 4:33 am

Some of you might have noticed that, over the past few weeks, I have been experimenting with using a “favicon” for my Betalogue web site: I think I got it to work in most situations now, but I must admit I am still not entirely clear about the whole thing. I would probably need to […]

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Eric Leeds, Now and Again (2003)

Monday, November 24th, 2003 • 12:22 am

If you had any doubts, after the rather subdued Things Left Unsaid (1993), whether saxophonist Eric Leeds could get really funky without the help of Prince, then you owe it to yourself to check out Now and Again. The album was originally released in 2000, but was very hard to find. The 2003 re-release is […]

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